Oh, how I love a bitter, shoot-from-the-hip old queen who rules everything and therefore can get away with this kind of stuff:
Elton John: Religion creates ‘hateful lemmings’
Singer says organized religion encourages hatred of gays
LONDON - Organized religion fuels anti-gay discrimination and other forms of bias, pop star Elton John said in an interview published Saturday.
“I think religion has always tried to turn hatred toward gay people,” John said in the Observer newspaper’s Music Monthly Magazine. “Religion promotes the hatred and spite against gays.”
“But there are so many people I know who are gay and love their religion,” he said. “From my point of view, I would ban religion completely. Organized religion doesn’t seem to work. It turns people into really hateful lemmings and it’s not really compassionate.”